NVIDIA Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview Questions

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Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2014.

Interview

Submit the application online and wait. It may be several weeks before you hear anything so if you are between jobs this may not work for you.

This was a phone screen covering past work, architecture type questions and OS questions. A simple coding question was also ask but this was not an interactive session.

Interview Questions

  • How do you keep hardware registers from being cached?   1 Answer

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    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    I was initially emailed by an HR person who set me up with a phone interview. The phone interview was with a very rude manager who kept interrupting me and spoke with a heavy indian accent. He asked me a few questions that were not very clearly defined in my opinion. The conversation ended earlier than I had been told (15 minutes as opposed to 45) which I think was due to the fact that I asked for several clarifications. A few weeks later I was emailed that I was not chosen for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • if there exists a sequence of integers in order, and you are at a receiver and you obtain these integers out of order, how can you know which integer is missing?   1 Answer
    • asked me several questions about face detections, the interviewer did not know much about this topic though and was just trying to test the level of my knowledge.   Answer Question
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    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA (San Jose, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    It is tedious process. 7 rounds interviews in one day.

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    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA (San Jose, CA) in December 2008.

    Interview

    Good experience, good people, good arrangements. One negative: most of the interview questions were asking me to write code at a whiteboard. I don't do that on the job (who does?): I use reference material (JavaDoc) and an IDE (Eclipse) or at least a language-specific editor. That was unrealistic and difficult. Some of the questions were more creative, however -- interesting algorithm puzzles -- and I enjoyed those.

    Interview Questions

    • Find the words used in some text and report by word length and how often each word appears.   1 Answer
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    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA (Tokyo (Japan)).

    Interview

    Linkedin invitation, 5 phone interviews technical Q&A, 1 on-site interview.
    There was technical Q&A related to operating system basics, ARM SoC architecture, GPU basic architecture, memory allocation under the hoods and so on.
    Background reference check was needed and 2 reference from former company contact info and their interaction was needed.

    Interview Questions

    • Difference beetween exception handling and IRQ handling, memory barrier, Trustzone basics   Answer Question
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    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Almost 6 rounds of interviews which include F2F rounds and phone-interviews with US counterparts. Core systems knowledge required

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Did internship with NVIDIA and was offered a position at the end

    Interview Questions

    • Evaluated on a daily basis through on the job performance   Answer Question
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    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at NVIDIA in July 2011.

    Interview

    The first round interview is with the manager, and the second round is a one to one interview. All techical questions, such as find 1s in an interger, how does interupt work, Linux kernal modification. The whole process is pretty good but they do not have many openings right now.

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